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Bunnicula Chart

I participate in an online crafting game for points (using and fulfilling prompts), and one of them randomly inspired me to create a Bunnicula bunny.  Obviously there wasn’t a pattern for one, so I just HAD to make one myself!  These are the charts I created to be used with an existing knitted bunny pattern.  Please note that I own no rights to nor did I create the pattern these charts are to be used with; if you have any questions regarding the actual bunny pattern, please contact Jackie, who graciously shared her pattern.  I also do not own the rights to Bunnicula; I am merely an avid fan since childhood.

Please note that the symbols are NOT wrong in the ear chart; I purposely flipped the ends that one would normally do SSK and K2Tog to create a firmer edge, but one could flip those in the chart if they wanted.  Also, the bottom of the main chart is the front end of the bunny.  For the teeth, I wrapped some white felt around the point of my knitting needle, trimmed and then stitched it up.  Then I beaded it with orange beads for carrot juice (although one could skip this step) and stitched the top of the tooth to the bunny along the mouth embroidery.

 

Jack Skellington Face Charts

I have FINALLY put together the free charts I’ve been promising.  Not only are they cleaned up, they’re all nice and neat in a spiffy pdf!

First, I’ll share the project I made with one of the charts:

Yes, I love Nightmare Before Christmas.  I remember when it first came out in theaters and have been in love with it ever since.  There are two charts, a larger one and a smaller one, that are available.  They are available for free on Ravelry.com (if you aren’t a member of the site, you should go join; it’s free, there’s a database of patterns [some available for download only from Ravelry] and yarn, plus tons of groups if you want to talk to other knitters/crocheters/spinners/dyers/weavers about pretty much anything.

Now, without further ado, the link to download the charts:

Jack Skellington Face Charts

Enjoy!

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2012 in Patterns and Tutorials

 

Linen Stitch Bag

WOW, a new post already??? Yes, consider this part two of making up to you all not posting that chart (which, *ahem*, I still haven’t edited…). This was something else I’ve been working on, and I decided to post the pattern for this as well!

This looks like it’s complex, but it’s actually fairly easy. If you’re new to colorwork, please don’t feel intimidated by this; you honestly only work with one color at a time!

Gauge: 4.5 rows per inch x 3.5 stitches per inch in stockinette.
Color A: solid (mine was Simply Soft Violet)
Color B: variegated (unknown Red Heart; maybe Gemstone?)
Color C: solid (Simply Soft Pagoda)

Cast on 30 stitches in color A. Work the following pattern, doing one row each in colors A, B, and C (starting in A):

(WS) SL1 WYIF, work (P1, SL1 WYIB) across, end P1.
(RS) SL1 WYIB, work (K1, SL1 WYIF) across, end K1.

So to clarify:
Row 1: Color A (WS)
Row 2: Color B (RS)
Row 3: Color C (WS)
Row 4: Color A (RS)
Row 5: Color B (WS)
Row 6: Color C (RS)

Work in pattern until the piece measures 9″ long. End with two rows of Color C and bind off with Color C. Work a second piece until it measures 6″ long.

I seamed this together using hdc in Color A, then chose to add some interest by threading Color C around the hdc afterwards. One could do i-cord edging instead and wrap that if preferred.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or if I’ve been unclear in this! If anyone translates this pattern into another language, please let me know so I can link to the translation! That or feel free to post it in the comments!

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This content was written by Jamie B. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission.  This pattern is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 License

 
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Posted by on May 12, 2012 in Patterns and Tutorials

 

Block Wrap Skirt

I know it’s been about 4 months since I last posted, and I’m sorry to say I still haven’t cleaned up the chart I promised to post. In my defense, things have been hectic lately between work and moving in with my boyfriend, but I still hope to clean up the chart soon.

As a sort of apology, however, I instead offer up a free pattern! So without further ado, here’s the Block Wrap Skirt Pattern.

This is a really easy pattern to modify for your style and needs. I used the Solid Stripe Block pattern for this, but one could easily use any Granny Square or Afghan Block pattern that was wanted. I chose this one because it was larger in size and was a simple pattern (I didn’t want anything that was busy looking in the stitch pattern).

My striping sequence was as follows:
Round 1 – Black
Round 4 – Red
Round 5 – Black
Round 8 – Red
Round 9 – Black
Omitted Round 10.

I could have made only three blocks if I wanted to use it solely as a cover up (then it would have had a slit at my side), but since I wanted the option to wear it out as well, I went ahead and made four block. I then did a row of dc in red on one side of three of the squares, then joined them together using the reverse mattress stitch, giving the appearance of an invisible join. Then I did a row of dc around the entire joined strip before doing a row of dc on the sides and bottom in black. For the top of the skirt, I started out using foundation double crochet before doing a row of double crochet on the top and finishing with more fdc (in black). Just fdc as long as you’d like/need the ties to be. When I tie this, I just thread the tie between stitches where I need and then tie it on the side. That’s it!

Notes:
Obviously one could do whatever joins they want (such as joining as you go); I just wanted to give the appearance of one huge strip as much as I could.

I used worsted weight yarn (2 skeins of WoolEase in black and almost a full one of Dark Horse Fantasy in burgandy) with a size G hook, but really gauge for this isn’t as big a deal as is the drape and density of the fabric you want. I wanted more drape and didn’t care if it was more open in the stitchwork due to the fact that I was going to have to wear shorts under it anyway with the corners (though I actually wear shorts under all of my short skirts, just in case!).

If I made another in the future, I would probably add in darts along the top (when doing the final round in red and again when doing the tie row) using decreases so it doesn’t bunch as much along the waist. You don’t have to do this, but I thought I’d mention it in case you want to do darts when making this.

This hasn’t been tested, so if you find any errors or if I’m unclear in any parts, please do comment and let me know!

Also, if anyone translates this pattern into another language, please let me know so I can link to the translation! That or feel free to post it in the comments!

Content copyright © 2008-2014 by Jamie B. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Jamie B. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission.  This pattern is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 License

 
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Posted by on May 11, 2012 in Patterns and Tutorials

 

Heads up!

Yes, this is another “keep your eyes open” post. I have another free chart I made a few months ago I plan on posting, but that chart needs to be tidied up a little in photoshop before I post it. I’ll get to that as soon as I can, though, and post it asap.

 
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Posted by on January 15, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

Cat Eyes Graph

Sorry it took so long for me to post this! Just been so busy lately and haven’t had a chance to post!

I made a lapghan as a Christmas present for my boyfriend’s sister-in-law, who LOVES cats (though I wish I hadn’t done it in garter because it doesn’t have as clean lines, but you live and learn!). I decided to make the graph too, to make it a little more personal. And because I like finding free graphs and this was an easy one to make, I decided to offer this one up!

So, without further ado, here’s the graph!

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I just did it in excel (it’s easier for me than photoshop), though I may eventually use PS to tidy up the picture. For now, though, I just wanted to be sure to share it! EDIT: The picture has been tidied up in Photoshop!

Enjoy, and I look forward to seeing how the chart has been used!

Content copyright © 2008-2014 by Jamie B. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Jamie B. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission.  This tutorial is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 License

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2012 in Patterns and Tutorials

 

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Keep your eyes open…

…for an update in the near future!  I’ll be posting a free knitting chart that I made for use in a Christmas present this year.  It’s a really simple chart, but still one I wanted to offer up for use.

 
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Posted by on December 12, 2011 in Uncategorized

 
 
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